August 21, 1993 |
The Lakers are attempting to remain competitive for the upcoming season, and want forward A.C. Green to be part of it, a club spokesman said Friday. Green's agent, Marc Fleisher, told The Times on Thursday that he did not think the Lakers were aggressive in pursuing Green, an unrestricted free agent. "We definitely want A.C. back," said John Black, public relations director. "Obviously, the guy means a lot to the organization. Everybody loves him."
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February 26, 1992 |
Joseph Bishir, 9, said he's going to eat his vegetables from now on. Plus, he's going to continue riding his bike every day until he's as big and strong as Los Angeles Lakers A. C. Green and Vlade Divac, because "I want to be just like them," he said.
September 28, 1993 |
With speculation mounting that A.C. Green will sign with the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers have given their free-agent forward a new proposal that is believed to include a one-year termination clause. Whether that, along with five seasons in the neighborhood of $3 million each, will be enough to retain Green may be known as soon as today.
November 1, 2000 |
His record consecutive-games streak a day away from ending, former Laker A.C. Green signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Miami Heat. Green had intended to attend tonight's ring ceremony at Staples Center. Instead, he was reunited with Coach Pat Riley, who promised the streak, which stands at 1,110 games, "will be taken care of." Though he missed all of training camp, Green will be in uniform tonight when the Heat opens its season against Orlando.
February 21, 1989 |
A lot of athletes, when they quit playing, would like to go into politics, would like to hang "Gov.," or "Sen.," or "Rt. Hon." in front of their names. The Lakers' A.C. Green would like to hang a "Rev." in front of his name. The Administration he'd like to be in is God's. Lots of players hanker to open their own bar. A.C. would like to open his own church. A.C. doesn't need pep talks in the locker room. He gets them out of a book.
November 3, 1993 |
What if they gave a homecoming and the guest of honor didn't show? The Phoenix Suns are listing A.C. Green as questionable for Friday's season opener against the Lakers at the Forum. Green has a strained lower back, suffered Monday in the Suns' exhibition finale against Utah at America West Arena.
October 27, 1999 |
On Tuesday night, forward Robert Horry, after missing the last two exhibition games because of a sore left knee, was back where Coach Phil Jackson hopes he'll stay: The starting lineup. A.C. Green, 36, has been starting, but Jackson would prefer that the younger, taller Horry, 29, earn the role. "I don't want to use A.C. for 30 minutes a game and burn him out early in the year," Jackson said before the Lakers' exhibition game in Las Vegas against the Phoenix Suns.
September 26, 1985 |
Three days before the beginning of training camp, the Lakers said Wednesday that they have signed A.C. Green, their first-round draft choice, to a four-year contract. Green, a 6-9, 218-pound forward from Oregon State, agreed to terms that reportedly will pay him between $150,000 and $200,000 a season. The Lakers also signed Ronnie Lester, a free-agent guard who joined them last season from the Chicago Bulls, to a one-year contract.
July 19, 1985 |
Wednesday, A.C. Green was playing basketball. By Thursday, however, he and his agent had turned to hardball. Green, the unsigned No. 1 draft pick of the Lakers, showed up for the start of summer workouts Wednesday, and his Portland-based agent, Leon Jordan, declared: "He will play in the summer league unless things totally fall apart." Thursday, things hadn't totally fallen apart, but there were definite cracks showing in the negotiations.
September 10, 1993 |
In a decision that could have a significant bearing on the future of A.C. Green, an arbitrator ruled against the NBA on Thursday, saying that one-year termination player contracts are acceptable. Daniel Collins, a New York University law professor, disagreed with the league's contention that such deals violate the collective bargaining agreement.